University of California, Riverside

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Richard A. Luben

Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences

Richard Luben

University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA 92521

Tel: (951) 827-7713
Fax: (951) 827-5504
Office: 2264A Webber Hall

Education and Training

  • Undergraduate: Molecular Biology, Vanderbilt University, 1963-67
  • B.S., Biology, University of Arkansas Little Rock, 1969
  • Ph.D., Biochemistry, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 1972
  • Postdoctoral, Pharmacology/Toxicology, U. of Rochester, 1972-74

Research Summary

Studies of hormone responsiveness in bone cells. Signal transduction mechanisms in bone and connective tissue. Gene expression in bone cells. Effects of electromagnetic fields on hormone responses.

Administrative History

  • Former Vice-Chair, Academic Senate.
  • Interim Vice Chancellor for Research, 2000-2004.
  • Associate Dean for Research, 1997-2004.
  • Chair of the Faculty, Natural and Agricultural Sciences, 1998-2000.
  • Acting Divisional Dean, Biomedical Sciences, 1985-86.
  • Chair and Associate Dean, Biomedical Sciences 1982-1986.


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